duminică, mai 29, 2011
The paintings of Douglas Hofmann have been critically acclaimed for their glowing surfaces, sumptuous details and softly lighted forms. Douglas Hofmann expertly combines his own methods of painting with the techniques of the old masters which Douglas learned from Joseph Sheppard at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his bachelor of fine arts degree.
The beautiful aura of light and atmosphere found in great Baroque paintings pervades the works of Hofmann. Douglas Hofmann gives meticulous attention to detail, and creates harmonious compositions with superbly balanced colours and shapes.
He was born in Baltimore Maryland in 1945. Douglas has received numerous awards for his works, including first prize at the Peale Museum in Baltimore, 1970; 'Best Paintings in the Traditional Manner', at the Baltimore Museum, 1971; 'Best in Show' at the Washington County Museum, Hagerstown, Md, 1972; 'Best in Show' at the Center Club in Baltimore, 1973 and 1978. In 1988 he was awarded a Certificate of Merit for his painting 'The Secret' by the Salmagundi Club at its Eleventh Annual Non-members Juried Exhibition.
Douglas's work have been exhibited in numerous group and one-man shows at prestigious galleries and museums in every major city in USA and Japan. His lithographs have introduced Douglas' work to a wide range of collectors. Beautifully produced they are the epitome of fine art publishing, utilising traditional methods to create original print of the highest standard. The rarity of Douglas' original paintings has meant that the only access to his work has been through such lithographs.